Virtuoso

Daniel-Etienne Defaix

Domaine du Vieux Chateau Vaillon Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2010

2010 | Chardonnay
Domaine Daniel-Etienne Defaix; Vaillon 1er Cru
Burgundy; Chablis, France
(90-92; Drink 2025-33)

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, written specifically for the intended soloist this evening) featuring the violin virtuoso, Anne-Sophie Mutter, STRAUSS (Death and Transfiguration, Opus 24) and then RAVEL (La Valse).
— 10 months ago

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Andrew Schirmer

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Sounds like a lovely program Severn! (The wine, too)
Severn Goodwin

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Wine needs a heavy decant, or a day...Tomorrow will be better, I can feel it. Very closed now.

Virtuoso

Van Volxem Riesling

Fantastischer Riesling von der Saar — 3 years ago

Pegasus Bay

Virtuoso Chardonnay 2017

Needs time — 5 years ago

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Perseval-Farge

Les Goulats Chamery Premier Cru Champagne Blend

NV | Champagne
(67% Arbane/Petit Meslier/Fromenteau & 33% Chardonnay)
Perseval-Farge; Les Goulats 1er Cru, Brut Nature
Montagne de Reims; Chamery, France
Disgorged October 2018
(93-96; Drink 2028-32)

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this evening with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Our conductor Andris Nelsons is leading John WILLIAMS (Violin Concerto No. 2, written specifically for the intended soloist this evening) featuring the violin virtuoso, Anne-Sophie Mutter, STRAUSS (Death and Transfiguration, Opus 24) and then RAVEL (La Valse).
— 10 months ago

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Bob McDonald

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Never seen so many no-traditional grapes apart from Chardonnay in Champagne.
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Non-traditional.

Copain

"Les Voisins" Yorkville Highlands Syrah 2015

Virtuoso Syrah. Love the bright red berry fruits on the front end and the balance throughout. Nice silky tannins and a modest finish. A 30 minute decant made a world of difference. — 3 years ago

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Boundary Breaks Vineyard

Finger Lakes Dry Rose Blend 2018

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our conductors are David Newman and John Williams are leading a diverse program of cinematic works composed by John Williams entitled "Across The Stars: Music Of John Williams". We'll enjoy pieces from Star Wars (various episodes), Harry Potter, E.T., Memoirs of a Geisha and many others. All works to feature the violin virtuoso, Anne-Sophie Mutter, a personal favorite soloist of ours on these hallowed grounds. Mr. Williams has rearranged many of the selections today to better feature Ms. Mutter, an exciting afternoon will lay ahead. 🎼🎻

Nose has mashed strawberry/banana and cut red delicious apple.

Palate has sweet strawberry, banana peel, ripe red currant and light green herb notes.

The wine is 100% DeChaunac, a more common varietal for colder climates, like Ontario; fruit is sourced locally (FLX region) from Sheldrake Point.

The 2018 may just be the finest version of this wine to date, so juicy and expressive on the palate, just beautiful for this warm afternoon.
— 5 years ago

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Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Severn Goodwin Great pieces! When my son was in QC Youth Symphony they did several John Williams arrangements...great fun! 🎻
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

A NY wine?
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@Hugh O'Riordan Yes sir, Finger Lakes.

Terralsole

Virtuoso Brunello di Montalcino 2012

2012. Took 2+ hours to really get on the dance floor but it was great once it did. — 2 years ago

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Kongsgaard

Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018

Kongsgaard - always a privilege and pleasure. Such complexity even in its youth. Full on Burgundian textures multi layered palate with flinty entry and beautiful full bodied orchard fruits on the palate. Virtuoso stuff. — 3 years ago

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Francois Gerard

Côte-Rôtie Syrah 2011

S Butterfield
9.0

As a rabid fanatic Cote Rotie man, of course I enjoy this, hits all the notes one would expect, it’s just not a virtuoso. — 4 years ago

Louis Jadot

Clos de Malte Santenay Chardonnay 2011

On the Lawn at Tanglewood this afternoon with the Boston Pops Orchestra. Our conductors are David Newman and John Williams are leading a diverse program of cinematic works composed by John Williams entitled "Across The Stars: Music Of John Williams". We'll enjoy pieces from Star Wars (various episodes), Harry Potter, E.T., Memoirs of a Geisha and many others. All works to feature the violin virtuoso, Anne-Sophie Mutter, a personal favorite soloist of ours on these hallowed grounds. Mr. Williams has rearranged many of the selections today to better feature Ms. Mutter, an exciting afternoon will lay ahead. 🎼🎻

A nicely aging monopole Chardonnay, loving the lightly oxidized yellow fruits.

Nose has oxidized, yellow apple skin peel, papaya and medium oak more notable today than prior bottles, albeit not distracting but embracing.

Palate has creamy, tropical fruits, over-ripe lemon and light minerality.

Just an exceptional bottle, likely the best of all the 'Clos de Malte' 2011's we've enjoyed to date.
— 5 years ago

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Amazing is selling it short, listening to Mr. Williams telling stories on stage, he's got the whole audience laughing!
Ryan Vento

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@Severn Goodwin I bet! How wonderful.
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Here in LA there are usually a few John Williams conducted Hollywood Bowl performances each summer—I haven’t been in years but you’re reminding me I need to go! So many light sabers, so little time...